As EPA continues to move toward identifying PFAS as Hazardous Substances, we continue to put them in the environment. Does that make sense?

March 3, 2023

Read the full article by Jeffrey R. Porter (The National Law Review)

"Massachusetts State Representative Kate Hogan seems to make a lot of sense when she says, about the continued widespread use of the "forever chemicals" known as PFAS, that "if we don't prevent it, all we're doing is identifying and cleaning up . . . . by making prevention as important as identification and cleanup, we really are both saving ourselves, our health and also money in the future."

Representative Hogan is the co-sponsor of Massachusetts legislation that will, if it becomes law, ban the presence of PFAS in many products by the beginning of January 2026 and ban the addition of any PFAS to any product beginning in 2030 unless the addition is "unavoidable".  Similar legislation is pending in other states.   And, of course, a flood of federal and state court litigation continues to torment those who manufacture and use PFAS.

Meanwhile the University of Florida yesterday published a study indicating that all of us who use toilet paper are contributing between 6.4 and 80 micrograms of PFAS to the environment every year."